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Pit Bull Terrier
4 years 3 months old, Adult
(When grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
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Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Housetrained

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Meet Phoebe! If you're into snuggly pitties with giant heads, it doesn’t get much better than this.

Phoebe has the largest head-to-body ratio we've ever seen. It's a real melon. She uses that velvet bowling ball to snuggle up close and give you kisses just for hanging out. In her perfect world, she spends 80% of her day cuddling and 20% destroying squeaky toys. Luckily she's still happy to play with those stuffy toys after the squeaker breaks, but a squeak is the quickest way for her to come running!

Though she's only about 2 years old, Phoebe is very mellow. While she enjoys a walk or running around the back yard for a bit, she's not a dog that will require a lot of exercise. A few rounds of fetch will do just fine. She's more like a land seal, kicking her legs to the side and lounging around as you make dinner or watch tv. However, she is a brave warrior when the vacuum cleaner comes out. She has some mild hip dysplasia, but it's managed pretty easily with joint supplement chews. Her foster family alternates between walks and back yard play to make sure she’s getting enough exercise without overdoing it. We'd love if her forever family had a fence in yard so she can enjoy roaming around on her own.

Phoebe has made it clear that she doesn’t want to share the spotlight with any other dogs, so she will need an owner that is comfortable owning a dog that doesn’t like other dogs. And because she would chase a squirrel to Mexico, we have a feeling cats would be a bad idea, though we haven’t tested it. Phoebe is wonderful with new humans (guests in the home, being handled by vets, etc.), but with her size and dog reactivity, we think she will do best in an adult only home.

Phoebe is a bit smaller than she looks in photos, but still weighs about 65lbs (we cannot imagine what that giant head must weigh). She does well for baths and nail trims and she's wonderful in the crate. She will sleep in her crate through the night or while you’re away with no issues.

Phoebe has a very sweet disposition and becomes everyone's best pal. To meet her is to love her. While she may seem a little difficult on paper, she will be the most amazing addition to a laid back household that just wants a snuggle buddy.

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PO Box 382, New Albany, OH 43054

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Fees are $195 senior dogs or $65 seniors adopting senior dogs, 6 months to 7 years $350, puppies 6 months and younger $400. All fees include spay/neuter, microchip, with vaccinations, worming, flea and heartworm current.

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RESCUEDohio was founded on August 1, 2015 by a group of dedicated animal lovers in the central Ohio area. The founders came from various different vocational backgrounds, but all have one thing in common: the passion to save dogs. Before starting RESCUEDohio, they were previously involved in different aspects of rescue, including fostering, fundraising, coordinating and training. The mission of this group is to help find homes for unwanted and abandoned dogs and to advocate for the rights of all animals everywhere.